Expo Pass Badge Designer - Shell Layer | The Basics

How to navigate the basics and get designing your Badge Shell in the Expo Pass Badge Designer.

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Written by Kacie Ferguson
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Designing Your Expo Pass Badge Shell

Let's start with the basics and walk you through how to navigate the Expo Pass Badge Designer on the Shell Layer. Once you get comfortable, take it to the next level with our best practices and Badge Designer Details HERE.

These key terms below will help you better understand the lingo as we walk through the Badge Designer and ensure you get the best out of your Badge!

1. When you click on Badges in the Admin Menu, the Badge Manager will pop up. Click on Get Started.

NOTE: If you have already created a badge shell, the Badge Manager will no longer pop up. To create a second badge shell, click Create Shell next to the badge

2. Select the badge size and notch you would like to use and click Next:

  • 4x6" Standard (no notch - requires a sleeve)

  • 4x6" Double Notch

  • 4x6 Single Notch

  • 4x3" Mini (no notch - requires a sleeve)

3. Once you have selected the size and notches for your badge, name your shell something short & sweet, we recommend something like "Default". Select if your shell will have a design on the Front Side or Double-Sided (front and back).

4. Select the green + at the bottom of the badge to start the design process.

5. Select if you would like to:

  • Add Text

  • Upload an Image

  • Create a Shape

6. For double-sided badge shell designs, click on Front to toggle to the back of the badge, and vice versa:

10. Once you have completed your shell design, save your design and select "Done

  • DON'T FORGET TO DESIGN THE BACK OF YOUR BADGE if you are looking for a double-sided shell. Click on Front to toggle to the back of the badge.

Congratulations!! Now you've gotten comfortable with designing your Badge Shell. What's next? Let's get a little more into the details:

If you'd like to skip through the details, feel free to go to the Print Layer below to add in your Attendee Field Data that will be printed onsite by our thermal printers.

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